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2010-05-26 22:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- During a press conference at the National Press Club Wednesday Mr. Steve Richards, Managing Director of CAPPA Fund III, called for the Government of Slovakia to be transparent and observe the rule of law regarding pipeline operator Transpetrol. "We have a direct request: respect the rule of law and the legitimacy of the Slovak courts. Show the people of Slovakia the revenues, the expenses, what happened in secret shareholder meetings, and where the...

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2008-07-17 15:10:00

As far as this year's box office receipts are concerned, it would seem the geeks have inherited the earth. I mean, here we are, smack dab in the middle of the summer movie season, and for five of the nine previous weekends, a comic book or superhero-based film has stood -- cape billowing in the breeze -- as king of the earnings hill. Marvel Comics' "Iron Man" blasted open the season with a blockbusting $100 million premiere and stayed in the Top 10 for more than a month. To date, it has...

2007-10-12 06:00:34

By Josh Brodesky, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Oct. 12--Who says there is no money in being non-profit? Take the agencies working with Southern Arizona's mentally ill and alcohol- or drug-addicted populations. They will share roughly $250 million in public funds next year. Their directors are among Tucson's best-paid executives. And some of those same directors who run the agencies that will receive the money also sit on the board that decides how those public funds are divided...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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